“Released Time Classes” refers to the release of students during the school day for religious instruction. These classes are allowed by federal law provided that the classes are offered free of charge, off school property, and that parental consent is given. Here in Pennsylvania, the state law is worded such that schools are obligated to release students once parental consent is given.
With the help of over 70 volunteers, CBM of Southwest PA is currently offering Released Time Classes in 23 schools across Greene, Fayette, and Washington counties. Our goal is to grow our program in order to offer Released Time to all public schools in these counties by 2025.